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house chief of staff jack lew as his next secretary of the treasury. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we have more on the man and the economic agenda he has been tapped to spearhead for the next four years. >> brown: then, ray suarez gets an update on a series of bombings that killed more than 100 people in two pakistani cities today. >> woodruff: margaret warner looks into new federal guidelines for mortgage lending aimed at protecting both consumers and lenders. >> brown: we look at the tense political situation in venezuela, after the national assembly delayed the inauguration of cancer-stricken president hugo chavez. >> this is essentially a power play. behind that secrecy there is nothing but an attempt to ensure the continuity of the regime regardless of president chavez's presence. >> woodruff: and with five oscar nominations, we examine the controversy surrounding one of the most talked about new films yet to see a nationwide release; "zero dark thirty," about the hunt for osama bin laden. >> brown: that's all ahe
secretary of the treasury, jack lew, the man he made his chief of staff, a year ago yesterday. lew would succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of washington. he was a principal domestic policy advisor to house speaker tip o'neill in the 1980's, and negotiated with the reagan white house on social security and tax reform. later, he served two stints as the country's budget director, first under president clinton, then under president obama, before becoming white house chief of staff. today, in the east room of the white house, the nominee voiced his gratitude. >> thank you mr. president for your trust confidence and friendship. serving in your administration has allowed me to live out those values my parents
will talk about the pick to replace treasury secretary tim geithner we will talk about jack lew who has served at the treasury department under clinton and obama. is great to see you again. jack lew claim to fame to create a surplus bet americans are up in arms? >> nobody has a better resonate and jack lew who was an aide to tip o'neill during the reform of social security. republicans are really just playing partisan. lori: over the last three years ago with budget director u.s. has run deficits over $8 trillion per year in that rate is of contention with criticism. >> a lot of that's is more partisan fear than reality. one interview that he did when the president proposes budget that spending on government programs would balance with the revenues to equalize. their rubies smaller running deficits but that was the course scope and size issue. they said it is semantics but that is not the case. lori: do they not like him because he is a tough negotiator? >> that is part of it. >> except john kerry every nomination is criticized even in hagel is not good enough. so the backdrop of the ob
expected to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew later today to be the next treasury of the secretary, but if lou is confirmed he might consider sharpening that signature which will pretty much be on all u.s. currency. here it is loopy and arguably unreadable. current treasury secretary tim geithner said he had a similar problem before he took over. here it is before he took the job. and here what it looks like now. he improved his penmanship to make it easier for folks to read. i can't argue. have you seen mine? martha: it deteriorates with every passing year. bill: jack lew that --. martha: well it is the worst flu outbreak in at least a decade and doing a number on people across the country. the virus is reported in 41 states with nine states reporting high or severe levels of flu. boston's mayor says his city is under siege. he is declaring a public health emergency. the state of massachusetts reporting 18 flu-related deaths so far. the hospitals can barely contain all the people pouring into them. >> we're seeing significant rates of hospitalization, much more se
of integrity, every single one of them, no scandals including the new treasury of secretary jack lew so there will be no scandal or no stupidity, wob exception there is cautious, reliable, responsible and for the most part extremely experienced. and so i give them high marks for these sorts of things. i think the way you fault a president is they are already very well-known to him, have been for a long time. a lot of them are already working for him and are probably exhausted by what is happening over the last four years. second, nobody from bismts i really think it would have been useful to have somebody from the business community. third, still very strong on the harvard, yale, princeton axis, very of the establishment of the democrat central left democratic party. and so if you wanted some freshness, if you wanted somebody outside the box, somebody who would bring something new to an administration that is already tired because of what has happened, i don't think you see that. so you see caution, safety, intelligence and experience. you don't see fresh. >> if you want die virts, i me
will go to the ap. >> it has been widely reported that jack lew was the president's choice for commerce secretary. -- treasury secretary. [inaudible] >> let me say two things. i do not make cabinet level presences. the president does. i will not get ahead of the president. when he is ready to make an announcement about his next treasury secretary, he will make an announcement. secondly i would say jack lew has been and continues to be an extremely valuable adviser to the president. over the quarter of a century he has been an integral part of some of the most important budgetary, financial and fiscal agreements in washington. he was there when social security was reformed, he was there when tax reform passed at the table. in the 1980's. he was the cabinet level director of omb for president clinton. when our budget was balanced for the first time in a generation. he served as deputy secretary of state. he has served as omb director, overseeing some important agreements and planning a major role in achieving them. that was for more than a year. he's been a very capable chief of staff. i
. >>> finally, the late night comedians weigh in on jack lew getting nominated for secretary of the treasury. well, mostly his signature. >> there are big problems with this guy. >> many republicans really just don't get along with this guy. they don't agree with his philosophy. they think he's really hard to deal with in negotiations. >> no, no, no, jimmy, none of that, no, jimmy, no. no, we're talking about the big problem. >> there is jack lew's signature. we could have a pretty ugly signature on our dollar bill. >> our money should have nothing ridiculous on it, just old men in wigs and pyramids with eyes. i even, is this even a signature or did he start drawing charlie brown and give up after the hair? >> hey, lew, here is a tip, stop signing all your checks on the tea cup ride at disney world. the only way that you're allowed to have that as your signature is if your name is boing. >>> up next, president obama meets with afghan president hamid karzai at the white house and one thing is clear, we're getting out of afghanistan and we're getting out sooner rather than later. and you're wa
. but other shows have other theories. >> there is jack lew signature. we could have a pretty ugly signature on our dollar bill. >> is it even a signature or did he start drawing charlie brown and give up after the hair? good grief! and it got no better when lew explained his fiscal policy quote i describe budget tapestry when it's hope dream of a nation. >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. charles, i had more time. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, the feds say the deadly flu epidemic -- outbreak is now an epidemic. widespread in all but three states and killing children. but there may be some good news. and it's supposed to be among the most advanced passenger jets in all the world. but for the dream liner, it's really more nightmare. they have had electrical problems, a cracked windshield, even a fire. >> every new commercial airplane has issues in the inner service. >> shepard: now the feds are investigating. still, the dozens of dream liners already in service are going to keep flying. >> nothin
this week after naming scrutiny this week after naming jack jack lew as treasury secretary, the fourth white male mr. obama. the fourth white male mr. obama has chosen in the last month to has chosen in the last month tot fill top openings in his cabinei and administration.onve seized critics have seized on this photo that shows the president photo that shows the president surrounded by all male advisors, although t surrounded by all male advisers top aid although the white house says top aidehidden behind the men. in addition, one of the president's two female deputy chiefs of valerie jarrett is hidden behind the men. e.p.a. administrator lisa week. epa jackson is quitting and so is is quitting and so is labor labor secretary hilda solis.s.d perhaps the most high profile woman in the president's perhaps the most high-profile woman in the president's cabinet, secretary of state e ha hillary clinton is also on her way out. >> the white house is probably going to be careful with the ls next announcement to have some next announcement to women, maybe some minorities to women, maybe some minorit
-mail, too. the president nominating jack lew to become the treasury secretary. partly and chiefly because of his budget experience. what are your thoughts about the pick and what he brings to the table? guest: i certainly hope it will be positive. i think he will be on a roll with treasury to be having a lot of data at his fingertips, which indicates virtually no interest environment that we are in, it has its pluses and minuses. it also is an environment today where there is not much inflation. if he were to compound inflation in the future, he would well understand what that would do to budgets as well. i think he hopefully is able to bring a perspective and said, let's get some long-term problems dealt with now because here are the risks. he has to be a risk manager. he has to be able to explain these things. this has not been talked about yet. i held as treasury secretary -- he has had experience around congress -- he is more of a washington person. i would hope because he has had political awareness, he would understand the significance and focus on a growth agenda. the fundamental c
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